Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

  • Acupuncture – the first major component of TCM involving the insertion of extremely thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points throughout the body to stimulate the flow of qi and blood, the body’s building blocks of movement, nutrition/fuel and natural healing abilities.  Today’s western science has revealed that acupuncture affects the body’s nerves and muscles, brings increased blood flow to areas, and stimulates endorphins, neurotransmitters and hormones. These influences can make acupuncture effective at relieving the discomfort and pain associated with a variety of conditions.
    • 90 minute Initial Acupuncture Session – $150
    • 60 minute Follow-Up Acupuncture Session – $100
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture -specific techniques suitable for the cosmetic treatment of fine lines & wrinkles, acne, roseca, facial scarring, TMJ, facial pain, facial paralysis and more. May also include the use of facial gua sha and facial cupping techniques as appropriate.
    • 75 minute Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – $130
  • Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine – Herbal medicine and food therapy encompass the second major component of TCM. A personalized Chinese herbal formula may be created for you in addition to food therapy guidelines to help treat conditions from the inside out.
    • 30 minute Herbal Medicine Consultation – $60 + cost of herbs
  • Cupping Therapy -special glass or plastic cups are placed over particular points on the body. A vacuum is created within the cup to create gentle suction. This process opens up the skin’s pores to stimulate blood flow, break up obstructions like scar tissues and fascial adhesions. Cupping can be helpful for stubborn deep-set muscle pain and for internal conditions such as indigestion, fever, cough and asthma.
    • 30 minute Fire Cupping Session – $60
  • Moxibustion – the use of ‘moxa’, a dried version of the mugwort plant. Moxa cones are warmed over top of cold regions of the body or specific acupuncture points.  The warmth of moxa helps to stimulate circulation that can be helpful for chronic fatigue, digestive issues, fluid accumulation and areas of coldness, weakness and arthritis.
    • 30 minute Moxibustion Session – $60
  • Gua Sha – an external treatment also called “skin scraping” or “dermal friction”.  It involves firmly rubbing the skin with the edge of a ceramic spoon or specific gua sha tool. The purpose of gua sha is to release excesses in the body and to stimulate lymphatic flow and healing. It can be helpful in cases where a stubborn old injury has resulted in scarring and poor range of motion
    • 30 minute Gua Sha Session – $60
  • Reiki – a type of energy work that uses gentle touch to active the body’s natural energetic field to provide healing and productive energy flow.
    • 30 minute Reiki Session – $60